MDN: 10 Nonprofits to Receive GiVE 365 Grants

MDN: 10 Nonprofits to Receive GiVE 365 Grants

GiVE 365, The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day philanthropy program, has announced grants totaling $60,000 to 10 nonprofit organizations. This year’s grant cycle is themed “Foundations for the Future: programs that help youth meet their potential.”

“It’s all too easy to write off youthful offenders as problems to be mitigated for the rest of their lives,” said Bridges communications director Kat Netzler, after Bridges received a $5,000 grant. “But GiVE 365’s support of Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out For Change not only shows belief in these young people, but also in their unique capacity to contribute to our community’s efforts to reduce youth crime and recidivism and reform our juvenile justice system.” GiVE 365 members contribute at least $365 a year – a dollar a day. Their contributions are pooled, and they annually decide collectively how to distribute money to nonprofit organizations. GiVE 365 has 240 member households and has awarded $438,190 over the past seven years to Memphis and Shelby County nonprofits.

The latest grantees and their programs include:

• A Step Ahead Foundation – Girl Talk…

• Bridges USA – Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out for Change…

• Carpenter Art Garden – Artistic and Educational Programs for Binghampton’s Youth and Their Families…

• Communities in Schools of Tennessee at Memphis – CISTN Memphis Uniform Closets…

• Emmanuel Center – Camp H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Participants Excel)…

• Hattiloo Theatre – TechiLoo…

• Memphis Oral School for the Deaf – MOSD Preschool…

• National Ornamental Metal Museum – Metal Museum Youth Initiative..r.

• Su Casa Family Ministries – Esperanza Early Childhood Center…

• Teach for America – Memphis – Summer School Experience for Memphis Kids…

MDN: 10 Nonprofits to Receive GiVE 365 Grants

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